Frida Film Review

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The film show a lot of events that have happened in Frida’s life and they were in a way recorded or expressed by her through paintings. I have seen her work before watching this film and it tells me why she paint in the first place. In the film she usually paint with its subject mostly on herself. Other times it would be a work depicting someone close like her sister, lover, Mexican traditions, or Diego Rivera. For example, in one of her early works it was a portrait of her first love named Alejandro Comez Arias in 1928 (Frida Kahlo The Complete Works"). However, after the bus incident, he had to move on and so did Frida when she was bedridden. Throughout her life, she dealt with Mexican revolution, her husband Diego, her medical conditions …show more content…
For instance, she lived during the Mexican revolution who she seem to support like her family. There was the bus incident where she was in a cast for about 3 months and that’s when she decided to pursue her life as a painter. She once said "I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best" ("Frida Kahlo The Complete Works"). There was the time when she was in New York at the Henry Ford Hospitable where she had a miscarriage of her baby with Diego. She made a painting that showed herself, a uterus, an orchid, her dead child, and a slug. The operation was a horrible experience for her. Later on, she had a divorce with Diego and that was by the time she made one of most famous works. It was the Two Fridas that shown she was lonely and she had to be independent for some time in 1939 ("Frida Kahlo The Complete Works"). At the end of her life, she suffered from the lasting effects of her injury to the point she became immobile. This affliction was the content on one her last works known as The Broken Column. It shown herself in a corset with an exposed spine, but substituted with a broken column. She was appeared crying because of the pain she had to endure and her upper body was naked to show her

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